The Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica (Apodiformes - Trochilidae), is one of the more common neotropical forest hummingbirds in its range. This species occurs from Guatemala and Belize to northern Colombia and western Venezuela.
Males have a brilliant violet or violet-blue crown and a forked tail. Females are light gray on the throat and chest with brownish bellies, giving them a diagnostic two-toned appearance.
After the breeding season, Violet-crowned Woodnymphs are especially common around Heliconia flowers where males may set up feeding territories.
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